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Monticello Motor Club Kicks Off Major Expansion
October 1, 2013
The facility will add up to 200 private garages, including a two-story garage with a timing tower that overlooks new pits and racing paddocks designed to support professional races, and up to 70 autominiums will be available to club members for long-term lease.
Monticello Motor Club Kicks Off Major Expansion

Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, New York, plans to expand beyond its existing 4.1 mile racetrack, clubhouse, private garages, and service center. Its plan makes full use of the 670 breathtaking acres in the Catskill Mountains. At the end of ten years, it will be looking at a much-expanded Monticello Motor Club (MMC). The priority and acceleration of projects will be determined by member utilization, demand, and volume, but the plans include the following projects:
 
Up to 70 autominiums will be available to club members for long-term lease. Each will have a ground-floor garage, an attached second-floor condo overlooking the track, and a deck roof with a 360° view, as well as use of a pool and cabana.

MMC will add up to 200 private garages, including a two-story garage with a timing tower that overlooks new pits and racing paddocks designed to support professional races.

A new member clubhouse, roughly twice the size of the existing facility, will include expanded dining areas and catering facilities, locker rooms, a larger pro-shop, and spa services. The clubhouse will also have a timing tower overlooking the north pits and attached garages for day use.

New access roads and trolley paths will allow members and guests the ability to reach a variety of natural viewing areas.

A 2.5-mile off-road course will be available for year-round use. And snow- and ice-making equipment around the Mushroom Course will provide MMC with the ability to offer winter driving training and experiences from January through mid-March.
 
As a first step, MMC is working on five expansion projects between now and next season. Its first project is already under construction—a new, permanent karting track located inside the track along the North Straight. A project often requested by MMC members and their families, this karting track will feature a one kilometer (.6 mile) asphalt ribbon, 30 feet of total elevation changes, and a family-friendly karting clubhouse. The track is also designed to support autocross exercises. MMC hopes to be driving the rough course by late October and to complete the race-grade final coat and curbing in April, just before it opens for the 2014 season.

Second, the facility will build a bridge across the track with two lanes for vehicles as large as tractor-trailers and a separate pedestrian lane. The foundation will be complete in November, and the bridge will be ready before our 2014 season kickoff. Accessing private garages, fuel pumps, MMC's service center, and private race shops will be easier than ever.

Third, additional garage buildings will be completed over the winter, with both single-and double-deep bays and private storage options for 1-8 cars. Two well-known race shops—Speedsport Tuning and DeMan Motorsport—already maintain a dependable, on-site presence for Porsche enthusiasts. In 2014, both will expand their support for members and guests with new satellite facilities at the track.

Fourth, MMC is putting the finishing touches on a 2.5 mile off-road course design and expect to be driving this new course by the start of next season and through the 2014-5 winter. A fleet of off-road vehicles will be available for members and their guests.

Finally, the club intends to start the first autominium buildings, capable of supporting up to 6 living units in each building.
 
As MMC approaches 300 members, it's entering a new stage of growth and excitement. With individual membership options starting at $40,000 (one-time fee) and annual dues starting at less than $3500, there's a membership right for most. The facility also has memberships designed for families and businesses. To learn more, visit www.monticellomotorclub.com.